Assessment of the effects of adaptive reuse interventions on three apartment buildings in Beyoğlu, İstiklal street

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2020

Student: Füsun Tamer Türer



The main subject of the thesis is the relationship between the new function and the carrying capacity of the building in adaptive reuse interventions in the context of conserving the architectural heritage. In adaptive reuse applications, the first thing that should be considered is that the new function is compatible with the building, in order to ensure that the architectural heritage assets are conserved in a healthy way. Therefore, the purpose of this thesis is to assess the relationship between the new function and the carrying capacity of the architectural asset in adaptive reuse interventions. For the purpose, the thesis is divided into three main parts. The first part consists of investigating the theoretical background of the concepts of adaptive reuse and assessing the effects of change in architectural assets on the values of buildings, making definitions and examining them through examples. The second part includes the history of the study area and the cases, their textures, their carrying capacity and the analysis of adaptive reuse projects applied on the cases. In the last part, the effects of the changes required by the new function in the selected adaptive reuse interventions on the values of the existing buildings are included by combining the analyzes made on the field and on the cases with the theoretical background created in the first part. In order to analyze the subject of the thesis, İstiklal Street, which constantly maintains its dynamism, and three apartment buildings adapted as cultural centers on this street were chosen as cases. İstiklal Street, which has completely changed its original function regionally, and the apartment buildings have been adapted as a function completely different from their original functions and have been designed with different approaches have formed the basis for the study.